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Cutie Honey Universe
(One episode watched):|
This incarnation of Cutie Honey seems to be attempting to harken back to the original 1973 anime, in part by employing animation which is little improved from what was available then. I wondered at one point if this really was a new 2018 release or a decades old one that I somehow hadn't heard about until now. The problem for me was that it seemed to be seriously lacking the same style as that original version. Indeed, at times it seemed to be relying more on hot girls getting almost completely disrobed (and subjected to bondage) than on rekindling the nostalgia of days gone by. It all seems like a weak excuse to allow viewers to leer at near-naked girls; also, Cutie seemed to lack her signature sense of humor, which led to a feeling of cheapness and corner-cutting. The classic theme song has been dispensed with, which is odd if nostalgia was really being seriously attempted. The plot seemed so simplistic and uninteresting that couldn't really care where this would go. There's basically neither much nostalgia nor anything new here; I think that re-watching old 1973 episodes would be more fun than watching this.
Last updated Saturday, August 11 2018. Created Tuesday, April 24 2018.